Foolproof: Perfect Pork Chops


Do you ever come across a technique that’s just too good not to share?  That’s how I feel about this method of making pork chops.  I know, I know, pork chops can sound terrifically boring and evoke all kinds of memories of eating something dry, tough, and tasteless.  But I promise you, if you follow these instructions, taken out of the Joy of Cooking, you will end up with something tasty, tender, and satisfying.  Pair these chops with whatever you wish – I paired mine with Apple Chutney (recipe coming soon to a blog near you!).

Here’s what you will need:

4 boneless pork chops, 1 inch or so thick
1 Tbsp olive oil

And here is what you do.

Step 1: Season your chops.


Step 2: Heat the oil over high heat.


Step 3: Put your chops in and sear them over high heat for exactly 1 minute.


Step 4: Flip your chops and sear the other side for exactly one minute.


Step 5: Flip your chops again, cover, reduce heat to medium and cook for 4 minutes.



Step 6: Flip your chops, cover, and cook other side for 4 minutes.


Step 7: Let your chops sit on a platter for 5 minutes or so.


Step 8: Eat and enjoy!

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